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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Taking A Break, Folks! While U Enjoy Your BBQ, Mark Your Calendars For Wed-Sportswriter, Phil Mushnick Stops By-But 4 Now Check Out The Latest Entry From The Shoppe's Daryll B!

We decided to take a well deserved break for this Memorial Day weekend but Afronerd Radio returns this upcoming Wednesday with another great guest-outspoken sports columnist, Phil Mushnick from the NY Post. We will undoubtedly discuss his recent controversy pertaining to his opinion of the Brooklyn Nets as well as mr. Mushnick's thoughts on the state of NY sports. The Comic Shoppe is also "closed" for the holiday but in the interim, check out the latest posting from The Shoppe's own Daryll B: Good Day AfroNerd Readers. I really don't have much to blog about.... except that little matter of a JLA movie treatment. I have heard that this would be impossible given the current climate of Batman and Superman when compared to rest of the DC "Movie" Universe. However this is me we are talking about and I have ways of even making complete crap work out favorably for me. So here we go, the Daryll JLA movie pitch: Opening: Take a page from Watchmen and do an old-timey montage featuring the JSA and their exploits in WWII. Then end it with the Communist Trials and how the JSA disbanded rather than become hampered by government meddling. End flashback with a statement about the loss of heroes.... Cut to that disregarded Krypton scene from Superman Returns. Show where Superman leaves the rubble... linger there for several seconds to show that something has activated from the very spot where Kal-El stood. From this point, hit several cities on Earth where the audience would see "heroes" in action or at least people of extraordinary abilities discovering them. 4-6 examples (Barry Allen, Green Lantern film footage, Wonder Woman, newspaper from Gotham City / movie footage, Aquaman, John Jones for instance) depending on the heroes that would be used culminating with the Superman saving the city from a falling plane. As the audience sees that, the camera pulls back to an unseen foe looks upon the same images on a video screen saying "Interesting. A Kryptonian among the earthlings along with individuals of varied natural powers. Earth is ready to be harvested." He presses a button and his ship starts to move / launch. From here we focus on a couple of the non-movie heroes in their everyday lives to get a gauge of normalcy.. (Wally? John? Dinah?) when simultaneously pods drop out of the sky with threats that force the "un-heroes" to act. 10 minutes of prologue, 45 mins to an hour of getting to know everyone, then 50 minutes to an hour of the team gelling while facing this threat. Honestly I am torn whether to make the main threat Brainiac (looking to absorb the planet and its heroes into his 'collective') or Mongul (with his WarWorld, looking for new gladiators and a planet to subjugate). Now I hear a gasp about why no Darkseid? You see how he's been represented in the nu52? I want a fully realized team in place BEFORE having them face Darkseid and Apokolips. That would be a JLA movie to end all movies. OK that's my brief fellas and readers... come at me if you got better! QUICK LINKS & Thoughts   1. The title of this one says it all: The Ten Cruelest Things Joss Whedon Has Done To His Characters http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=38763   Man, this reminds me that I REALLY need to pick up that Dollhouse DVD collection.....   2. Interesting article through Comics Alliance about characters who should "come out"   http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/05/11/spandex-closet-gay-superheroes-need-come-out/   Like I said, interesting but it isn't like the big 2 would be ready to go this route right?   http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=38785   O man DC.... *shakes head* 3. Here's the interview I mentioned on the last show between CA and The Legend of Korra voice actress Janet Varney http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/05/11/legend-of-korra-star-janet-varney-interview/ If you haven't been watching this.... WHY NOT? Do you not like fun to go with drama and teen angst???? 4. I should be happy about this.... http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/05/16/toonami-returning-cartoon-network-adult-swim-anime/ ....but come on. This'll be yet another slap in the face to anime fans by Cartoon Network in the long run. Just watch..... 5. David Brothers reminds me of one of my favorite comic scenes of all time from Milestone's Heroes: http://4thletter.net/2012/05/reading-comics-donner-blitzen/ "Just like a stone.." Classic.... 6. On the other side of the dial, 4thLetter's Gavok gives a detailed rundown of another passion of mine: Pro Wrestling... (links to previous articles in the series included within the text) http://4thletter.net/2012/05/wrestling-history-from-my-recollection-conclusion/ 7. New job with new hours may have prevented me from catching Adam WarRock in Brooklyn this past Friday but it won't stop me from getting his new song based on Scott Pilgrim... http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/05/15/parting-shot-adam-warrock-scott-pilgrim-sex-bob-omb-video/ 8. Clark Gregg is the man! http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/05/17/avengers-star-clark-gregg-ponders-coulsons-future/ 9. Finally, Kelly Thompson does it again with her latest "She Has No Head" blog: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/05/21/she-has-no-head-dear-marvel-stop-ruining-everything/ Ok, for me this leads to a bigger question: How come for a shared medium (movies and comics) that has ideas only limited by the imagination, we as fans are constantly bombarded with the words "impossible" or constant re-threads of cliche'd ideas and thinking? Who's to say "X or Y character" wouldn't be able to support a movie? I want to see heroes of more varied backgrounds as long as the scripts are QUALITY. Again, Hollywood... you are only limited by lack of foresight and quality thinking... Thanks for reading my comeback folks. Until I write again True Believers, Keep Fantasizing!

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